Small Business Owners, Have You Created a Rainy Day Fund?

You’ve got your emergency fund set up — three to six months of living expenses set aside for unexpected events — and you’re finally feeling a sense of financial security. But what, exactly, constitutes a financial emergency? We asked financial advisor Laura Scharr-Bykowsky for tips on when to tap your emergency fund and other advice on saving up for a rainy day. When Should People Tap Their Emergency Funds? Emergency funds provide peace of mind when there’s an unusual or catastrophic event in your life. Loss of income due to unemployment or…

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ET deals: Dell Inspiron Small 3000 desktop PC for $429

Need an affordable PC that won’t take up much space? Dell is currently selling the quad-core Inspiron Small 3000 desktop PC for 40% off. With a Skylake CPU, a streamlined design, and tiny price tag, this tower is a perfect fit for everyday computing needs. Internally, this model sports a sixth generation quad-core 2.7GHz Intel Core i5-6400 processor, integrated Intel HD Graphics 530, 8GB of DDR3L RAM (1600MHz), a 1TB 7200RPM hard drive, a DVD burner, Bluetooth 4.0, and 802.11b/g/n WiFi support. And thanks to two USB 3.0 ports on…

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Tourists are obsessed with this small English village and no one knows why

AN ORDINARY English village is dealing with an extraordinary mystery. Asian tourists are flocking to Kidlington, Oxfordshire, by the busload — and none of the locals can understand why. It was about a month ago residents first noticed packed tour buses arriving in the village — which has a population of about 13,700 — and they’re continuing to arrive in droves. The village doesn’t have a particularly unique history and it has no obvious attractions, locals say. Still, packs of curious tourists pour out of the buses each week, peering…

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Mr. Robot brings hacker cred to the small screen, Ferris wheel to SXSW

The Ferris wheel by night – the ride was quite popular during a party thrown at SXSW by the USA Network on March 12 (Credit: Michael Franco/Gizmag). View gallery (7 images) Last year an unknown TV show from the USA Network called Mr. Robot took the Austin film, music and interactive festival known as South By Southwest (SXSW) by storm, winning the extravaganza’s coveted Audience Award for an episodic show. This year, “Mr. Robot” is back at SXSW which a much bigger presence – quite literally. First a little spoiler-free…

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